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Arlin Eastman

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03-14-2020 12:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: maple walnut lathe turning

So me and the vets could use it to cut up and glue things together since it cost so much for timber to do.

Here are the two projects we did.

I did the vase and the vet did the bowl.

I just had to tell the vet how proud I was of how well they did on the project

Here is the vets bowl

If anyone else may have scrap lumber they do not want we sure could use it for gluing up like this. I am sorry to say you would have to pay shipping also. I do not remember what a USPS 12×12x5 flat rate box would cost. We could use any woods.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.


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lew

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#1 posted 03-14-2020 12:36 AM

Nice turnings

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-14-2020 01:20 AM

Very cool Arlin!! How are they finished?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#3 posted 03-14-2020 01:28 AM

Where you located?

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#4 posted 03-14-2020 01:28 AM

Any certain thicknesses you are looking for or does it matter? I have a bunch pf scrap maple thinner than 3/4 and i usually need at least 3/4.

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#5 posted 03-14-2020 02:52 AM

Nicely done, on all fronts, Arlin!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 03-14-2020 03:15 AM

The finish

I sanded to 800g and then put my personal mixture of 25% BLO, 50% Shellec, 20% Wipe on Poly and then thinner for the other 5%

I wipe it on and then run the lathe to 1800rpm and buff until it does not feel sticky. Another coat really applies well since it does not take much of the other coat off at all.

The woods were walnut, maple and a piece of Red Ceder we had only one to use and it looked really nice with it.

If anyone is interested in mailing me scraps please PM me and I will give it to you and HIGHLY appreciated.

I will take a picture of how we glued up the stuff tomorrow when I go back to the shop

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 03-14-2020 03:19 AM



Where you located?

- CWWoodworking

Council Bluffs, Iowa

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 03-14-2020 03:22 AM



Any certain thicknesses you are looking for or does it matter? I have a bunch pf scrap maple thinner than 3/4 and i usually need at least 3/4.

- SMP

Any thickness even to 1/8” up to 16/4 if you wish.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 03-14-2020 10:01 AM

Arlin, There is no such thing as scrap timber JUST timber that one hasn’t found a use for and SIR, you & your mate have turned out a couple of beautiful pieces of useful woodworking art.
Top marks!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 03-14-2020 01:15 PM

Very nice turning Arlin.

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#11 posted 03-14-2020 02:03 PM

Arlin – are you planning to go to Handworks in Amana in September? I live in the QC and I could load a lot of scrap wood up for you and meet you there.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 03-14-2020 04:15 PM

Earl

I have not driven since I was in the bombing but 4 times in the last week to the senior center learning how to carve and the heated pool.

So I am sorry buddy I live about 100 miles or so away from there.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#13 posted 03-14-2020 05:04 PM

Any certain thicknesses you are looking for or does it matter? I have a bunch pf scrap maple thinner than 3/4 and i usually need at least 3/4.

- SMP

Any thickness even to 1/8” up to 16/4 if you wish.

- Arlin Eastman

If you can message an address to send to I’ll box up some maple scraps and try and send next week.

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#14 posted 03-14-2020 05:36 PM

Thanks everyone I will tell they (More then one person was in, in the glue ups) and how you like the turning.

I hope to show you more in the future.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#15 posted 03-15-2020 03:41 PM

Really fine Arlin, what a wonderful idea.
Big smile,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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